I use a box cutter for slicing the carpet up in managable widths. I use duct tape to keep it rolled up. I use a hammer, crowbar and pliers to remove any remainind carpet tacks around the edge (this is the hardest part). I find it is useful to have a small box around to put the broken pieces of tack strip and nails in.
Last Edit: Mar 31, 2012 9:04:37 GMT -5 by momofgirls
Post by fluffernut - now Jannie on Mar 31, 2012 10:27:59 GMT -5
When we bought our house 30 yeares ago, it had disgusting green "shag" carpetting. We both hated it. Every time I vacuumed, I sucked up brown bits of the backing. I was able to remove ALL of it by using a steak knife to cut the carpet and a nail-pulling tool to remove the tacks holdng it down. We then had the oak planks underneath professionmally sanded and covered with stain and polyurethane. It looked fantastic! I'm a confirmed do it yourselfer! Good luck!